The first special election of 2018 features Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb battling for a Pennsylvania congressional seat.
The congressional seat opened after Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, who was staunchly anti-abortion, resigned in 2017 amid reports that he asked his mistress to get an abortion when he believed she was pregnant.
Democrats are hoping to stir up enough enthusiasm in the special election – especially among union members – to increase voter turnout and change the party representing a district that has recently been red.
A February Monmouth University poll has Lamb trailing Saccone by only three points. But a recent Emerson College survey found Lamb leading by three points.
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